February 7-14 is Congenital Heart Defect Awareness Week.
Congenital Heart Defect Awareness Week, held February 7–14, is an annual observance to promote awareness and education
about congenital heart defects (CHDs).
Heart defects are costly and critical conditions that persons live with throughout their lives. CHDs affect nearly
1 in 100 births every year in the U.S. and are the most common type of birth defect. An estimated 2 million children and
adults in the U.S. are living with a CHD today.
LifeScience Moment: Basic amphetamine nasal inhalers become available only by prescription.
On February 10, 1959, the FDA announced that nasal inhalers containing basic amphetamine can be sold only by prescription. Previously this
product (used for relieving nasal congestion) had been sold directly to the public.
Basic amphetamine has been replaced by safer, more effective prescription and over-the-counter (OTC) products for relieving nasal congestion.
Life Science Evolution Posters
It's a Small World
"A new scientific truth does not triumph by convincing opponents and making them see the light, but rather because its opponents eventually die, and a new generation grows up that is familiar with it."
Max Planck, German physicist, (Nobel Laureate, 1918)